CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC

FELLOWSHIP



1. STATEMENT OF PHILOSOPHY.

The fundamental principles of our political philosophy are identical to those of the Framers of our original Constitution: limited government by consent of the governed; republicanism; strict constitutional constructionism which acknowledges the unalienable, individual rights of free men to life, liberty, and private property; freedom of association and freedom of enterprise; the rule of law according to traditional, Anglo-Saxon jurisprudence; isolationism; and nationalism.


2. MISSION.

Our goal is to restore the Government of the United States of America to its original, legitimate form of a constitutional Republic of sovereign States delegating specific, enumerated powers to the federal Government.

'The republican is the only form of government which is not eternally at open or secret war with the rights of mankind.'

--Thomas Jefferson, 11 March 1790


3. PROGRAMME.

3.a. We, the People of the United States, each State acting in its sovereign and independent character, in Order to restore Justice, domestic Tranquillity, the Blessings of Liberty, and a Republican Form of Government to every State in this Union and to the federal Government thereof, for ourselves and our Posterity--invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God--do hereby declare this Programme for the Constitutional Republic Fellowship.

3.b. We insist that the Constitution of the United States, as written, objective law, be interpreted literally, and in cases of ambiguity, contextually, according to the intent of our Founding Fathers.

'On every question of construction [of the Constitution] let us carry ourselves back to the time when the Constitution was adopted, recollect the spirit manifested in the debates, and instead of trying what meaning may be squeezed out of the text, or invent against it, conform to the probable one in which it was passed.'

--Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Judge William Johnson, June 12, 1823

3.c. To this end, we insist:

3.c.1. That the sole, official language of the People of the United States is English.

3.c.2. That the federal government of the United States has no authority to exceed those powers delegated to it by the several, sovereign States, as enumerated in Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution of the United States.

'. . .Whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force. . .'

--Thomas Jefferson, The Kentucky Resolutions, 1798

3.c.3. That the supreme Court has no power delegated to them by the several, sovereign States to interpret the Constitution.

'Certainly there is not a word in the Constitution which has given that power [judicial review] to them [the supreme Court] more than to the Executive or Legislative branches.'

--Thomas Jefferson, to W. H. Torrance, 1815

3.c.4. That all federal revenue, less that raised pursuant to Article 1, Section 2, clause 3 of the Constitution of the United States, be raised solely by tariffs.

'. . . [A] wise and frugal government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, shall not take from the mouth of labour the bread it has earned.'

--Thomas Jefferson

3.c.5. That no federal monies derived from apportioned taxes or tariffs be paid to private individuals without a contract for services rendered for the general Welfare.

'God helps them that help themselves.'

--Benjamin Franklin

3.c.6. That legal immigration and naturalisation be restricted to European Christians.

' [W]e claim brotherhood with eve-European Christian, and triumph in the generosity of the sentiment.'

--Thomas Paine, Common Sense

3.c.7. That the privilege of enlistment in the standing Army and Navy of the United States be reserved exclusively for male volunteers having attained to the age of seventeen years.

'Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it.'

--Thomas Paine

3.c.8. That amendments eleven through twenty-six be repealed.

3.c.9. That all so-called "Civil Rights" legislation enacted after July 9, 1868 be repealed.

'A right, to be truly so, must be right in itself; yet many things have obtained the name of right, which are originally founded in wrong.'

--Thomas Paine, 1780

3.c.10. That the franchise, being a privilege derived from citizenship, be exercised only by armed, literate, male Freeholders having attained to the age of twenty-one years.

'A representative body, composed principally of respectable yeomanry is the best possible security to liberty.'

--Melancton Smith, 1788

3.c.11. That property, the guarantor of all unalienable rights, and money, defined as gold and silver coin, the separation of the state from private business, banking, and property is regarded as inviolable.

'The Central Bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the principles and form of our Constitution. I am an enemy to all banks, discounting bills or notes for anything but coin.'

--Thomas Jefferson

3.c.12. That a man's wife and children are his property; his home is his inviolable, sovereign domain.

'The poorest man may, in his cottage, bid defiance to all the forces of the Crown. It may be frail, its roof may shake; the wind may blow through it; the storm may enter; the rain may enter; but the King of England may not enter; all his force dares not cross the threshhold of the ruined tenement.'

--William Pitt, Address to the British House of Commons

3.c.13. That the foreign policy of the Government of United States of America be armed neutrality.

'The great rule of conduct for us, in regard to foreign Nations, is, in extending our commercial relations, to have with them as little Political connection as possible.'

--George Washington, Farewell Address

3.c.14. That freedom of association, and of dissociation, is regarded as inviolable.

'I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.'

--Thomas Jefferson


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